CCC trade mission to Libya and Tunisia successful
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce led a high profile fourteen member
delegation to Libya and Tunisia, two untapped emerging markets.
The adoption of an open economic policy in Libya attracted the CCC -
Trade FEM Unit ( CCC Trade - Fairs, Exhibitions and Missions Unit) to
identify Libya as a potential market. This was combined with an
invitation extended by Tunis Chamber of Industry and Commerce to the
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to lead a business delegation to Tunisia.
Tea being the key player in both Libya and Tunisia, 80% of the
delegation represented the tea sector. The others were interested in
establishing contacts for spices, coconut products, rubber products,
kitchenware, chemicals, cotton table linen, garments, freight forwarding
and shipping and joint ventures for cut flower projects, transport and
In Libya, the delegation met with members of the General Union of the
Chambers of Commerce Industry and Agriculture, Tripoli Chamber of
Commerce Industry and Agriculture and National Supply Corporation (NASCO).
The program in Tunisia was co-ordinated by Honorary Consul for Sri
Lanka in Tunisia M. Trabelsi in association with the Tunis Chamber of
Industry and Commerce.
The pre-publicity given in the press attracted many from the Tunisian
business community to attend the meeting organised by the Tunisia
Chamber of Industry and Commerce. In total approximately 50
organisations met with the visiting delegation both in Libya and
The visit of the Sri Lankan delegation has created a great impact
amongst the Tunisian business community and this has resulted in the
Tunis Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Ceylon Chamber of
Commerce entering into a MOU.
In both Libya and Tunisia the delegation had special meetings with
National Supply Corporation (NASCO) and Office Du Commerce De La Tunisie
(OCT), the two controlling bodies for tea.